Van Cleef & Ar­pels —

WatchTime - - Sihh 2018 - The New Watches -

— Van Cleef & Ar­pels rolled out an ar­ray of no­table time­pieces for ladies this year. Not to be over­looked, how­ever, was one new men’s watch – the Mid­night Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs, a clever new take on the clas­si­cal GMT watch. e watch, whose name in French means “Time Here and Time Else­where,” comes in a 42-mm­di­am­e­ter case made of rose gold that houses a self-wind­ing dual-time move­ment de­vel­oped ex­clu­sively for Van Cleef & Ar­pels in a part­ner­ship with the move­ment spe­cial­ists at Agen­hor (Ate­lier Genevois d’hor­logerie). It com­bines a jump­ing hour, ac­tu­ally two of them, rep­re­sent­ing two time zones, with a ret­ro­grade min­utes hand. e “Heure d’ici,” or ref­er­ence time, is in­di­cated in a win­dow at the top of the dial at 11 o’clock, while the “Heure d’ailleurs,” or se­cond time zone, is dis­played in the lower aper­ture at 5 o’clock. ese hour dig­its jump si­mul­ta­ne­ously when the ret­ro­grade min­utes hand hits 60 on the grad­u­ated scale. At the start of each hour the min­utes hand will snap back to its 0 po­si­tion.

e dial, framed by a thin rose-gold bezel, has a stamped, ra­di­at­ing sun­burst mo­tif. e ap­plied nu­mer­als, in­dexes and frames around the jump­ing-hour win­dows are also rose gold. e sin­gle, rose-gold crown is used both to wind the move­ment (which amasses a 48-hour power re­serve) and to set the dual time zone dis­plays. e watch comes on a black al­li­ga­tor strap with a rose-gold fold­ing buckle. e price is $28,300.

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